Salisbury Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

STATE POLICE

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 25-year-old female, of Frederick, Md., was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of marijuana after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 12:48 p.m. Oct. 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 5

Advent worship service 7 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie. Also Dec. 12 and 19. An Advent supper will be served 6 p.m. prior to the service. For more information, call 610-965-3265.

Dec. 6

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. The Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra will perform. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more...

Cookbook available for sale

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

APL

Looking for a gift for the holidays? Stop in at the Allentown Public Library for an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The library’s centennial cookbook is priced to sell. For an additional fee, you can purchase a navy blue canvas book bag to go with it.

The holiday deal is running now through Dec. 29. The cookbook is available to shoppers who stop by the library’s front desk.

Copies are available at the...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: Biology, because I enjoy the interesting labs that we do.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I’ve received high honor roll consistently throughout high school. I’ve also gotten first place at states for Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and have gone to states for Future Business Leaders of America.

Q: Are...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

131ST DISTRICT

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently updated district residents on the Blue Church Road South Bridge replacement project.

The 84-year-old bridge in Upper Saucon Township has been closed since last summer.

The bridge was closed due to safety concerns after an inspection revealed severe deterioration to the structure caused by flooding, according to a media release.

At a meeting requested by Simmons with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Each year, on the last school day before the Thanksgiving recess at Salisbury High School, physics instructor Paul Koba offers extra course credit to any of his students who build simple machines modeled on siege machine weapons used by armies in Medieval Europe and the United Kingdom. The machines are employed to see how far the competitors can toss a long-frozen turkey down an athletic field behind the school.

This year’s competition was abbreviated by exceptionally chilly weather...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting Nov. 14 in the administration building.

Student representatives from each of the four schools provided reports on both past and upcoming events.

Janet E. Smith was recognized on the occasion of her retirement after working in the administration building for over 12 years as a PIMS/ACCESS coordinator.

Coaches and advisors were also recognized for their years of service.

Paragon...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A seven-lot subdivision is proposed for the site of the former Schaedel Greenhouse on Salisbury Township’s east side.

Real estate developer Rudy Amelio, who operates ERA Rudy Amelio Real Estate, Allentown, would build five single homes on five lots and one twin home on two lots for a total of seven lots at 621 E. Lynnwood St., Salisbury Township.

The project is in the township’s R-4 Zoning District. The preliminary-final major subdivision plan includes demolition of existing...